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Three Circles  

⤷ FOUR STAGES: Gospel Witness

10 min

A simple and effective diagram to communicate the gospel message. 


Draw the diagram as you speak to the unsaved person. You can begin with God's original plan, but most people tend to begin with brokenness.

Begin by reminding the person that we live in a broken world, and that God didn't create it this way.  In the upper right side, draw a circle with a jagged line through it to represent the broken world. 

As people experience brokenness, they try to escape through pleasures, drugs, sex, violence, and selfish behavior.  Draw squiggly lines going away from the circle, but pointing back to the circle showing that we always fall back to brokenness.  There is no escape.

Now draw a circle in the in the upper left side with a heart in it.  This represents the world as God created it, with harmony, peace, and right living. 

Draw an arrow from the left circle to the right circle, and write "Sin" above it.  This explains why we live in brokenness.  Again, God didn't plan it this way, but our sin has brought broknness upon ourselves. 

Now draw a third circle below the other two, and draw a cross inside.  This represents the plan of God to rescue us from brokenness.  Christ came from Heaven (draw a down arrow) to die for our sins, then He was resurrected (draw an up arrow) to demonstrate His power over sin.

Draw an arrow from the brokenness circle to the cross circle.  If we trust Him and accept His gift of salvation, we can be saved.

Draw a crown over the circle to show that Jesus wants to be King and Lord of our life.  Draw an arrow from the cross circle to the heart circle to demonstrate our new life and our walk with Him. 

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Alphabetical Listing of Training Elements

  15-Second Testimony
  Acts 2 Study
  Allen, Roland - Strategic Points
  Allen, Roland - Substance of Paul’s Preaching
  Allen, Roland - The Teaching
  Are We Disciples of Jesus Christ
  Balance in the Five-Fold Ministry
  Banyan Trees and Banana Trees
  Big Vision
  Blind Spot
  Breaking the Rules
  Church Identity Triangle
  Coaching Plan
  Coleman, Robert - The Master's Plan
  Community Survey
  CPM Continuum
  Creation to Christ Story
  Creative Problem Solving
  Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee
  Disciple-Making and Raising Children
  Discovery Bible Study (DBS) - AIM for Believers
  Discovery Bible Study (DBS) - AIM for Unbelievers
  Door-to-Door Preparation
  Ee-Taow, Part 1
  Ee-Taow, Part 2
  Eims, Leroy - Biblical Examples
  Eims, Leroy - Early Church
  Eims, Leroy - Two Examples
  Forces of Light and Darkness
  Four Kinds of Disciples
  Four Stages / Four Fields
  Generational Growth Mapping
  Gospel Bridges
  Gospel Encounters Record
  Gospel on the Hand
  Great Commission Partnership
  Hope in a Broken World
  Ibraham, Ishtak - Reaching Muslim People
  Inward & Outward Focus
  Know - Be - Do
  Lessons from the Thessalonians
  Lockridge, SM - My King
  McGavran, Donald - Pattern of the Great Century
  McGavran, Donald - People Movements
  Multiplication Exercise
  New Life in Christ
  One Anothers
  One Mission
  Parable of the Cornfield
  Patterson, George - Spontaneous Multiplication
  Paul's Development Through 5 Levels of Leadership
  Paul's Discipleship Model
  Paul's Three Journeys
  People in the Harvest (Four Soils)
  People List
  People Map (oikos or network)
  Person of Peace
  Positive Accountability
  Problem Solving Exercise
  Quotes & Verses Posters
  Richardson, Don - Concept Fulfillment
  Richardson, Don - Finding the Eye Opener
  Schindler's List—'I Could Have Done More'
  Schwartz, Glenn - Dependency
  Sending Narratives Study
  Seven Generations
  Simson, Wolfgang - Fathering
  Simson, Wolfgang - Fivefold Ministry
  Simson, Wolfgang - House Churches
  Small Group Sizes
  Smith, Steve - The T4T Story
  Stott, John - The Bible in World Evangelization
  Strategy Snapshot
  Testimony (Personal Story)
  The Bold Parts
  The Complete Package for Church Planting Movements
  The Five-Fold Ministry in the Four Stages
  The Four Fields and the Great Commission
  The Great Commission of Abraham
  The Great Story
  The Left Side of the Graph
  The Lorax—'Plant the Seed'
  The Modeling Sequence in Luke
  The Peter Pathway
  The Romans Road
  The Traffic Light
  The Word on the Street
  Three Circles
  Three Great Commands and AIM Pattern
  THUMB - Religious Groups
  Training Faithful Trainers (TFT)
  Triangle and Square
  Vision-Casting Vignettes
  Witness Model Zone
  Witnessing to Catholics
  Your New Journey


David served the purposes of God in his own generation, and then he died... - Acts 13.36